Stubborn Fat

Over the next few months, I’m going to be giving you a taste of my new book. Let’s start with an intro into Stubborn Fat and the power of hormones that influence fat patterning


That fat that governs out body shape and is seemingly resistant to diet and exercise

A young girl was involved in an accident and her arm was badly burned on her hand and lower arm. She needed skin grafts so the doctor used skin from her upper thigh to repair the damage to her forearm.  Thirty years later and the lady needed liposuction to remove fat from her forearm!  Hormones have an incredibly strong influence on our fat patterning and in this case, even after so many decades, the thigh tissue responded as thigh tissue often does.

There is an enzyme (LPL) which drags fat from the blood into storage, when this enzyme is active we tend to gain weight in that area. Estrogen and testosterone inhibit LPL activity in the midsection. When we approach and enter midlife our sex hormones start to drop, their power over LPL declines. LPL activity ramps up and we store more fat around our mid body aka middle aged spread.

There is something else that accelerates LPL activity – restrictive dieting!

The traditional very low calories diets (VLCD) that lasts months and if often repeated will trigger LPL activity once the diet ends (which they always do)

It makes good sense that the body would go into a storage frenzy and LPL is one way it can do this very effectively



This is a taste of what the books about. There is a lot more to weight loss than calories and hours on the treadmill.

Presale now on

in the UK

If you just can’t wait 🙂 I do have a few copies for sale directly




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